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Synopsis:

Experience a master class in botanical illustration through one womans development from enthusiastic amateur painter to accomplished botanical artist. While studying for a Distance Learning Diploma from the Society of Botanical Arts, Mary Ann Scott began an extraordinary correspondence with Margaret Stevens, the societys President, who offered advice and critique.

Including firsthand accounts of the joys and challenges Mary Ann faced as she progressed through the course, Botanical Sketchbook is sure to inspire artists of all skill levels. It is beautifully illustrated and packed with practical advice on all aspects of botanical painting in watercolor.

About the Author

Mary Ann Scott received a Diploma with Distinction on the Distance Learning Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists and became a full member in 2009.

Margaret Stevens is the president of the Society of Botanical Artists and course director of the Distance Learning Diploma course. She holds thirteen RHS medals, including the Gold and Siler-gilt Linley for work of educational interest. She is author of The Art of Botanical Painting and The Botanical Palette.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sir Roy Young

Introduction by Margaret Stevens and Mary Ann Scott

Assignments

Drawing

Leaves

Flowers

Single Flower Study

Fruit

Vegetables

Botanical Illustration

Working in the Field

Working from Photographs

Mixed Flowers

Diploma Portfolio

Moving On

Shade Cards

Authors note: Color Abbreviations

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596682320
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Subject:
Botanical illustration
Author:
Scott, Mary Ann
Author:
Stevens, Margaret
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Art-Watercolor
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos throughout, color illustrat
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in

Related Subjects

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Watercolor

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Experience a master class in botanical illustration through one womans development from enthusiastic amateur painter to accomplished botanical artist. While studying for a Distance Learning Diploma from the Society of Botanical Arts, Mary Ann Scott began an extraordinary correspondence with Margaret Stevens, the societys President, who offered advice and critique.

Including firsthand accounts of the joys and challenges Mary Ann faced as she progressed through the course, Botanical Sketchbook is sure to inspire artists of all skill levels. It is beautifully illustrated and packed with practical advice on all aspects of botanical painting in watercolor.

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